It’s been a hectic couple of weeks so far, but we’ve made a lot of progress towards getting our home on wheels ready for our adventure.  I’m truly amazed how long moving takes, and moving into an RV doubly so.  Despite all the work done so far (another blog post for sure) we’ve managed to take several lunch breaks to just relax and take in the views… Some of which were of the Gulf of Mexico, and others, well… my sister’s driveway.  🙂

We’ve also started to test and use all the onboard equipment:  Stove, refrigerator, sinks (bathroom and kitchen), fans, shower, gray water holding tank, inverter/charger, battery bank, and solar panels.



This shot was taken at Green Key Beach. Heidi baked delicious banana bread muffins right on the beach.


We’ve been camping in my sister’s driveway for the last several days as we get use to living in such a small space.

Me trying out the shower for the first time in our ridiculously small "wet bath", a bathroom where the shower, the toilet, and the sink, all share the same space.

Me trying out the shower for the first time in our ridiculously small “wet bath”, a bathroom where the shower, toilet, and sink, all share the same space.


9 Thoughts on “Making time to relax while preparing our new home

  1. maudie engel on July 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm said:

    Cute , miss susie homemaker , cant wait to see this MARVEL of oven by solar power. Bathroom was made just for business !! & get out hoping all goes according to plan…. love u mom

  2. So, how’s the shower? I know there was much trepidation regarding this feature.

    • The shower area was tight, but I was still able to get clean. The ‘best’ part was the water pressure. Because we were not hooked up to ‘shore water’ we only have pressure when the water pump runs, then for about 5 more seconds before all the pressure is released from the pluming. This means I get blasted with water for about 5-10 seconds, then it slowly slows to almost a drip over the next 5-10 seconds, then the blast comes again. I don’t think Heidi has heard me giggle so much when taking a shower. 🙂 I haven’t tried any showering / cooking combos, or any other combos… yet. 😛

      • Heidi on July 24, 2013 at 12:24 am said:

        Actually the ‘best’ part stems from mislabeled hot and cold knobs. When we first turn the water on, it comes out scorching hot. The natural reaction is to turn the cold up to cool it down, but the cold is actually hot so the result is a higher pressure of hot water. And we can’t step away out from under the scalding water because the toilet is in the way! So while John took the first shower, I giggled while listening to lots of ‘ow!…ouch!’ and the like, thinking he was having trouble because he was trying too hard to conserve water or shower while sitting on the toilet. But when my turn was up, I quickly understood how he hurt himself so much in the first shower attempt!

        • Tamar on August 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm said:

          Strangely, 4/5 NYC apartments I’ve lived in since college have also had reversed hot/cold labeling in the showers! I have no idea why…

          • Heidi on August 5, 2013 at 1:13 am said:

            I know! I was surprised at how commonly that happens, until we disconnected our sink faucet. We disconnected the faucet pipes (all identically copper) from the supply pipes (conveniently colored red and blue so we know which is which). Luckily in our tight space, there was only one possible way to reconnect them, but I could see how a plumber/handyman in a hurry would reverse them and not bother to check or fix it. But then again, usually only the labels are reversed – you’d think they would know the convention!

  3. So the pressure of the water comes and goes, huh? Well if you hear Heidi yelling “don’t stop, don’t stop “you better get in there fast. I am so bad for a 59-year-old lady.

  4. Rita on July 31, 2013 at 3:05 am said:

    I’ve checked your blog several times today and wondering where you are and how you are doing

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